Monday, July 6, 2009

...and over the Harbour

A dragger out on the Bay...

The Harbour...

Mike and Ruth's place...

And my house in the woods...

(you probably can't make it out, but my truck is parked in the upper right corner of this photo)

A local man is working on a project documenting the Fundy tides; he booked a helicopter to take him out to Cape Split to film the Rips at high tide. He asked Alden to mow his field for the copter to land; and in return Alden and Sheila and I got to go for a little ride! Whoo-wee!

The 'copter pilot is a chicken farmer, he has several farms in Nova Scotia and PEI and uses his helicopter to get around. Must be rough. I think he really enjoyed this run though. Especially flying between the Split and the rocks off the tip of the Split, five feet above the water!

5 comments:

20th Century Woman said...

What a beautiful place.

I only rode in a helicopter once, over a glacier in New Zealand. I thought it was scary.

Annie said...

One of the fellows involved in this project is a skydiver. He said he is afraid of heights, but that fear of heights no longer applies when you get high enough to skydive. He said flying in a helicopter five feet over the water was way scarier to him than skydiving!

And yes, it is beautiful here.

Barbara Anne said...

Ah, all is revealed!

Lovely! I can see why it would be easy to get lost with trees in every direction. Nope, couldn't see your truck and your house looks large. Interesting!

Hugs!

Annie said...

Hi Barbara Anne

Yeah, very easy to get lost.

The house does look big but it isn't really. I think it is 16'x20' (possibly 16'x24'), one big room on the ground floor, two little bedrooms upstairs. The four gables make the upstairs usable, otherwise you could only stand upright in the middle of the floor.

gretel said...

Oh my gosh - can we get this guy to take Tristan over from PEI - that would blow his mind!